Philips showcases new modular enterprise wide Picture Archiving (PACS) solution at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2011

The new Philips MDC Enterprise PACS R2.3 permits web-based viewing of images across multiple sites both within and outside the hospital

March 4, 2011

Vienna, Austria – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is showcasing a new Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) at ECR 2011 in Vienna, Austria, specifically designed to meet the needs of markets and segments that require a scalable value proposition. The Philips Media Distribution Center (MDC) Enterprise PACS R2.3 facilitates the dissemination of diagnostic imaging beyond the radiology department, enabling web-based access both throughout the hospital and remotely. The system delivers an easy-to-use, simple-to-install image management system, which is both more flexible and less costly to purchase and run than conventional PACS.


“We believe that the Philips MDC Enterprise PACS R2.3 is a very attractive solution for hospitals ranging from single site institutions to hospitals with multiple sites. MDC has been developed for markets where cost of ownership is a key requirement,” said Ilan Fingeret, Senior Product Manager at Philips. “MDC Enterprise PACS enables physicians to access information anywhere, facilitating faster decisions and therefore improving patient management.”


The solution is designed to support a spectrum of modalities and specialists by offering a rich set of clinical tools and the capability to reach out beyond the radiology department through web based technologies. Designed for easy self-management and administration, MDC Enterprise PACS R2.3 requires only standard hardware, fitting into existing IT infrastructures and allowing data to be backed-up in a wide range of standard storage devices. Software is regularly updated to prevent obsolescence, and comprehensive remote support is easily available. The system is readily expandable to meet growing user needs.


“The Philips MDC PACS solution has allowed us to seamlessly provide radiologic images to various departments, such as emergency and intensive care, of both our hospitals. Doctors now have access to patient images, regardless of their location, through easy access over the institute’s network,” said Dr. Mario Fuentes, Clinic Director CEMIC Buenos Aires, Argentina. “We chose the Philips PACS solution because of its superior functionality and strong relationship between CEMIC and Philips.”


MDC Enterprise PACS R2.3 offers a single viewing environment and embedded clinical packages to fully support radiologists during the reporting process. Developed to be simple from the start, it features easy to use clinical applications and tools for imaging modalities and has been designed for users to maintain and operate themselves.


Many imaging specialists’ requirements, e.g. Radiology, Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine and
Oncology, are addressed through a single PACS solution with a single database, archive and viewing platform.


MDC Enterprise PACS R2.3 provides remote access to images, reports and attachments from virtually anywhere within the hospital or remote sites. This capability ensures instant distribution to users who depend on radiological results. Images and reports can be distributed via remote access, email, or CD /DVD.


The MDC PACS solution will be initially available in selected European and Latin American markets and the Far East, with a view of expanding to other markets in the coming years.


You can visit us at ECR 2011 in the Philips booth, # 102 in hall A, located at the Austria Center, Vienna, or visit

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Sabine van Deursen
Philips Healthcare Communications
Tel: +31 (0)40 2785 093


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